Writing Successful PSC-CUNY Faculty Award Grants

Program Description

The Research Foundation (RF) of the City University of New York, in partnership with the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) of the City University of New York, offers full-time members of the instructional staff an opportunity to participate in a competitive grant program to fund a wide-range of research endeavors. Faculty can submit proposals for up to $12,000 in funding for a one-year study or project. This professional development workshop will provide Guttman Community College faculty with information on the PSC-CUNY grant program including: components of proposal, timeline for submission, HRPP/IRB concerns, budget matters, submission and processing, and composing the final report.  This workshop will include examples of successfully funded proposals and recommendations from a panel of faculty who have received awards.  Faculty who are interested in submitting proposals in the fall semester will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding their specific project or study.

  • The workshop will be 90 minutes in length and will be offered in September 2019 during Common Hour.
  • The session will begin with an overview of the PSC-CUNY grant process with an emphasis on timeline, components of the proposal, and explanation of budget.
  • An interdisciplinary panel (STEM, Humanities, Social Sciences) of faculty who have received awards will discuss successful strategies, challenges, and issues related to implementation and reporting.

The session will end with a question and answer period.


  • Disseminate factual information regarding the PSC-CUNY award components, requirements, timeline;
  • Address qualities of successful proposals including methodology and budget;
  • Provide examples of successful proposals across a range of disciplines; and
  • Provide a forum for questions and answers regarding the PSC-CUNY grant process.


All full-time faculty are eligible to participate.